Even as the year changes and it goes to mid-January, there are many FAs in the Major League Free Agent market who have not been able to find a nest.
Midas, which controls the FA market by creating Scott Boras Time in the offseason, has also faltered so far. The biggest contract is Lee Jung-hoo, an outfielder who signed a contract with the SF Giants through posting. It is a six-year, $113 million contract.
It has big-time customers such as outfielder Cody Bellinger, left-hander Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, and designated hitter JD Martinez, but there is still a struggle for timing.
Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin and former San Diego Padres first baseman Choi Ji-man are among the current FA markets. Ryu is a Boras customer.랭크카지노
After the 2023 season, starting pitcher contracts are comprised of a total of 25 players, including Yoshinobu Yamamoto of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Shota Imanaga of the Chicago Cubs. Among them, five left-handers are Shohei Ohtani, who doubles as pitcher and batter.
Currently, there are about five left-handed FAs that have been verified and evaluated as big fish. Other players who have won the Cy Young Award include Blake Snell, Clayton Kershaw, Ryu Hyun-jin, Jordan Montgomery, and James Paxton. Kershaw can play the mound only in the second half due to shoulder surgery. Chances are high that he will renew his contract with the Dodgers.
Snell is the biggest fish in the FA right and left hands. Montgomery moved from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Texas Rangers last season and helped his team win the World Series.
Ryu and Paxton are very similar. Ryu was born in 1987 and Paxton was born in 1988. The 2022 season was closed due to elbow ligament surgery. Ryu pitched in six games. In 2023, Ryu pitched in 52 innings (3 wins, 3 losses and 3.46) in 11 games, while Paxton pitched in 96 innings (7 wins, 5 losses and 4.50) in 19 games.
Ryu’s frequent injuries and age make it difficult for him to find a bird’s nest. He will turn 37 in the 2024 season. Recently, the New York Mets signed left-hander Sean Manaea to a two-year, 28 million-dollar contract. It was Boras’ division. Manaea’s pitching power was not good. He maintained a 4.96 ERA and 4.44 ERA for two consecutive years after moving from Oakland in 2021.
As of Jan. 12, the new nest of former Toronto Blue Jays free agent left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin is still undecided. AP Yonhap News
Nevertheless, he signed a contract with the Mets. Manaea is 31 years old. In fact, a one-year contract is not burdensome for the club. However, injury is a variable. If you get old and get injured, you will lose your annual salary.